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Steelhead Ranch

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Hanging out in the summer shade

Hanging out in the summer shade

Since 2011 our Steelhead Ranch has hosted over 500 guests in out "Bed and Brew" guest units!  We are "superhosts" on  Airbnb.

We have enjoyed meeting people from all over the globe.... many local guests too.  Our livestock guard dogs "Chevas" and new puppy "Stoli" greets the guests as they arrive... And our dog 'Charlie' that will play fetch for hours and hours...

Soon the farm cats "katness", "swift" and "special K"  show up for some attention... most people enjoy meeting alpacas up close, even hand feeding them a little bit... while at the barn we introduce them to our ducks and geese.. we have indian runner ducks, Lucy a white crested duck, and 2 African grey geese (they sound like Jurassic park!)... We raise them for duck and goose eggs....

 so... how did we get started in this alpaca adventure??

In 2007 while at Jury duty in Seattle WA, Micki met Sue Hansen of Rainier Alpacas. Sue and Micki spent a while in the jury pool room discussing alpacas. Intrigued, Micki visited Sue’s farm the following week. This started several months of research. Micki and Matt and their 2 boys, Cody and Chase, went to as many alpaca farms as we could find. We were completely enamored with the Suri’s. The elegant swing of their fiber, and those bangs!

We started with the purchase of just 5 pregnant females. But with the partnership with DDF in 2009 we are up to ~40 alpacas.

The girls now enjoy summer in the shade of the big trees and the pastures are finally getting a little better established!

The cria seem happy just hanging out!

our log house

our log house

The porch of the Bed and Brew guest units

The porch of the Bed and Brew guest units

Cody as a little guy showing

Cody as a little guy showing

Updated October 14, 2018